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    The Chess Guessing Game

    Vik-Hansen Jul 26, 2017, 1:57 PM

    In our previous installment, we discussed the concept of pattern recognition and this time we present a method for developing overall chess skills without having to rely on static generalizations or idealized simplicity...

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    I Have No Idea How I Won

    IM Silman Jul 20, 2017, 2:11 AM

    The Chess.com member ostria wrote: I wonder if you would take a look at one of my games. I won, but the thing is I have no idea how! I made simple moves through the game and I am sure we both made many mistakes,...

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    How To Fight 2 Queens

    GM Gserper Jul 15, 2017, 2:34 PM

    I noticed that when I teach the rules of chess to kids, almost nothing excites them more than a pawn promotion. I can see sparkles in the kids' eyes and have to answer the unavoidable question: "So, I can have two...

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    Hort, Karpov, Vaganian In Action At 50th Biel Festival

    PeterDoggers Jul 25, 2017, 11:16 AM

    The 50th jubilee edition of the Biel Chess Festival is underway in Switzerland. Among the participants are Vlastimil Hort and Anatoly Karpov, who played the rapid tournament on Sunday, and Rafael Vaganian,...

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    All-Round Grischuk Too Strong For Yu Yangyi

    PeterDoggers Jul 25, 2017, 1:18 AM

    Showing both his endgame and attacking skills, Alexander Grischuk proved too strong an opponent for Yu Yangyi. Grischuk won their four-game match in Jiayuguan, China with a 3-1 score, and with it the $20,000...

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    Magnus Carlsen To Play FIDE World Cup

    PeterDoggers Jul 24, 2017, 6:29 AM

    It's almost unprecedented that a reigning world champion is participating in a cycle for the next world championship, but this year it will happen. Magnus Carlsen will be playing the FIDE World Cup in September...

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    darthion on: Chess

    darthion Jul 26, 2017, 8:11 PM

    whaddya know, a series!       apart from dropping into random forums, i just decided to talk about stuff with my opinions. so here it is! chess-a fun activity that's easy *cough* to learn about. i've been playing...

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    How To Play Chess (Part 2): Knowing How To Win

    PinkuAkane Jul 26, 2017, 2:51 PM

    Understand the object of the game and how it's achieved. To win, you need to checkmate your opponent's King. This means to get his King in a position where he will be captured no matter what -- he cannot move and...

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    QGD 3...Be7 Pet Line Novelty

    aa-ron1235 Jul 26, 2017, 2:33 PM

    A very interesting line in the QGD is the 3...Be7 line:  It is more flexible and can easily transpose into standard lines with 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bg5. However, we do not want to transpose into normal lines! We can easily...

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